R | | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Final film of Kathleen Byron.
LCVP pilot: CLEAR THE RAMP! THIRTY SECONDS! GOD BE WITH YA!
On D-Day plus 3, when Captain Miller gets his assignment, a long tracking shot of the beach shows obstacles (hedgehogs, Belgian Gates and log ramps) still intact and in neat rows. In fact, the majority of these obstacles were removed (either blown up or bulldozed out of the way) by combat engineers shortly after landing, in order to clear the beach for additional ships and equipment. Although perhaps they were left in place by the filmmakers to "round out" the scene and help viewer identify the beach as the same place where earlier fighting occurred.
The DreamWorks and Paramount logos play in complete silence.
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$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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